The media never seem to get it why more then half the country hates them and the rest just don’t pay attention anymore. The old media at one time presented a story and usually kept there opinions out of it. Just the facts is no longer the standard “modus operandi”, to many reporters shape there stories to match there agenda or political leanings. They leave out major facts or gloss over information that might just actually inform the reader or viewer. They are dumbfounded why consumers are tuning them out for alternate sources. These media elites to often speak down to there readers or viewers like they are the judge of what people should know. God forbid the masses might actually form there own opinions, well informed people might actually think different. The press have given Obama and his fellow Democrats such a pass on the facts its becoming a waste of time to even see what they have to say. The elite media has such hissy fits about Fox and talk radio opinion formats because they present another side of the story. There upset that they no longer control how the message is presented, this makes them look like the one sided hacks they are. What they don’t print is often more important then what they do print, they leave out facts & figures so often its like they don’t even pretend to be impartial.Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one, the major media outlets at times seem to do little more then parrot the Obama talking points. They just don’t seem to challenge the Democrats like they do Republicans, both parties should have there feet held to fire. Washington is so corrupt and out of control that a strong more impartial media is more important then ever.
Good blog from the DFN
Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM
Media parrots White House talking points
The question of whether the media has a liberal bias is one of constant debate.
But take a look at the boilerplate paragraph used to describe the health care bill by national wire services: It will cost $940 billion over 10 years, will extend coverage to 32 million Americans, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade.
The wire stories neglect a balancing paragraph that says notes that those claims are very much in dispute, and that critics say it will cost more than $2.4 trillion, will require a broad array of new taxes, will increase the cost of insurance premiums, add a huge Medicaid burden to state budgets and place Medicare at risk. Readers are left to wonder why opponents would object to a bill that does so much good.
Likewise, the government takeover of the student loans industry is described as providing $36 billion in new revenue for Pell Grants. No mention of the private workers it puts out of jobs, or that critics say the revenue estimates are wildly overestimated.
The whole story isn’t being told if all the media does is parrot the White House’s talking points.